Wine Food Farmgate Trail

Find Mornington Peninsula wineries, farm produce, restaurants and more

One of life's greatest pleasures is the Mornington Peninsula - a place where you can eat, drink, forage, shop, learn, and tour. Wine Food Farmgate reveals the Mornington Peninsula’s most delicious secrets. How do you get a sensational seasonal snapshot of the Mornington Peninsula? Just follow the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate trail, where you can eat, forage, sip, shop, learn and tour the very best of this region.

Just drive through our region, and the Peninsula's love affair with wine, fresh produce, seafood and bountiful food on the table is quickly revealed. Taste it, sip it, pick it, catch it, take it home with you. Summer brings berries and cherries, while autumn is time for apples and pears.  In winter, forage through the hinterland for seasonal produce, warm up with a meal beside a roaring fire or enjoy your favourite tipple overlooking glorious countryside. Stride out on a beach walk then reward yourself with hot soup or a woodfired pizza and a glass of red wine in a seaside village. Return in the Spring for crisp, fresh vegies and cherry blossom. 

You will find many wine, food and farmgate experiences hidden away throughout the Mornington Peninsula. You just need to know where to look. To help you discover them, we've brought the finest together to create the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate Trail.

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Explore Creativity in 3 steps…

Sometimes it’s nice to spend time experiencing more cultured pursuits. Staying overnight somewhere that leads the way in design and luxury, learning a new skill and admiring the intricacies of the art world. Here’s a three step program to inspiring your creative spark on the Mornington Peninsula.

Step One – become more art savvy…

At the centre of the Peninsula’s artistic pulse, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is renowned for exhibiting outstanding Australian art. The unassuming building that is the gallery belies the amazing art that is housed within. The space is open and light which gives ample opportunity to stand back and admire the traditional and contemporary pieces featured seasonally. This winter the gallery plays host to an exhibition of works by Constance Stokes (1906-1991), one of the leading artists of her generation. And she was amongst some great company at the height of her career working alongside artists such as Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale and Sidney Nolan.

Step Two – learn the art of gin making…

Who knew that there could be so many different flavours and varieties of gin?! From spices to berries and all the magical plants in between, delving into the unique world of gin production is truly an art form. A Gin Masterclass at Bass & Flinders Distillerytakes you through the complexities of developing your own bespoke gin flavour using a vast range of vapour infused botanicals. The process looks like something out of a science lab as you measure out the ingredients ml by ml through syringes into shot glasses. The testing and tasting and trialling as you create your own gin – bottled up, named and labelled ready to wow your friends. You only need to add the soda and lemon… or lime… or cucumber…

Step three – find a place to stay that inspires you…

If there was ever an accommodation venue where you could appreciate an artistic eye for detail, then Jackalope is it. From the imposing, seven metre mythical jackalope creature that greets you in the car park to the sleek lines and lighting in the hallways, this is a feast for the eyes. The hotel’s ‘creative narrative’ is alchemy and this is evident in the many and varied artworks that are displayed throughout. The design and layout of the foyer, dining and bar areas blend so well with the sculptures and art installations that at times you wonder which piece is functional and which is art form. The striking 10,000 globe, light installation which dominates the ceiling of the Doot Doot Doot restaurant plays off the dark and moody furniture. There’s a close balance between uncomfortable and absolute immersion with strong lines and soft (faux) furs. The rooms have everything and anything you could imagine for a classy night away with almost every ‘want’ covered. Once you enter your ‘Den’ or ‘Lair’ to settle in for your stay there’s every chance you’ll never want to leave.

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